Photographer's Note

This is a photo of the cantilever stone, which can be found just below the summit of Glyder Fach (994m - roughly translated from Welsh as "Small pile of boulders") in the Snowdonia National Park, NW Wales.

The whole area around the summits of Glyder Fach & the neighbouring Glyder Fawr (999m - "Large pile of boulders") is strewn with huge rocks and very interesting rock formations.

The cantilever stone appears to be balanced precariously, although it is very unlikely to move and the horizontal slab alone has been estimated to weigh around 70 tonnes. It is very popular for hikers and climbers to climb onto the end of the stone for photographs (there are other posts on TE showing this).

For an idea of scale, the "drop" from the end of the stone to the rocks below is perhaps around 15ft.

I decided to convert the photo to B&W & increase the contrast as the original colour version was very washed out and pale due to the low cloud surrounding the area.

Please see my recent gallery posts for other photos from around the same area.

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